[07/17/13 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 17
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:

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HELIX (Syfy/Sony; W: Cameron Porsandeh; D: David Slade) - Billy Campbell ("The Killing") has been tapped for the lead role on the upcoming drama, about a team of scientists investigate a possible disease outbreak in an Arctic research facility and find themselves trying to protect the world from annihilation. He'll play the emotionally troubled CDC pathologist Dr. Alan Farragut, who "is just getting over a failed marriage and the affair his wife had with his brother, who now needs his help after becoming infected with a deadly disease." Ronald D. Moore, Steven Maeda and Lynda Obst also serve as executive producers on the project, which premieres in January. (Deadline.com)

YOU'RE THE WORST (FX, New!) - Stephen Falk ("Orange Is the New Black") has sold a potential comedy to the cable channel about "two toxic self-destructive people who fall in love and attempt a relationship." No other details were given about the project. (Deadline.com)

AND IN OTHER NEWS... - "Believe" co-creator Mark Friedman has departed the NBC midseason drama (Deadline.com); Karine Vanasse will recur on "Revenge" as "a French businesswoman and former acquaintance of Daniel's (Josh Bowman) who comes to town to start a magazine" (Deadline.com); Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci's K/O Paper Products has inked a three-year overall deal with CBS Television Studios, ending its run at 20th Century Fox Television (Deadline.com); Australian actress Kate Jenkinson has joined the cast of ABC's "Super Fun Night" as Kendall, "a neurotic Type A lawyer idolized by Wilson's Kimmie," where she'll replace Kelen Coleman's Felicity, who won't continue beyond the pilot (Deadline.com);

Mark Gatiss is bound for the new season of "Game of Thrones" in a yet-to-be-revealed role (EW.com); Shawn Doyle has been cast as Claude, uncle to Adelaide Kane's teenaged Mary, Queen of Scots on The CW's "Reign" (TVLine.com); Alexandra Castillo's Bianca Clemente - wife of Antonio (Luis Antonio Ramos) - has been upped to series regular on ABC's "Lucky 7" (TVLine.com); ABC has quietly extended the options on the core cast of "Mistresses" through the end of September, opening the door for a potential second season (TVLine.com); and Yancey Arias will guest on two episodes of "Castle" as "the head of an elite investigative unit who clashes with both Beckett and Castle during the working of a high-stakes case" (TVLine.com).

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